descend · verb I or T /dəˈsend/Full view
B2 to go or come down
Dictionary examples:

The path descended steeply into the valley.

Jane descended the stairs.

Learner example:

Paul slowly descended to the river and sat down on the grassy bank. (First Certificate in English; B2; Russian)

descend from sb/sth ()
C2 to be related to a person or group of people who lived in the past
Dictionary example:

Her father is descended from Greek royalty.

Learner example:

It is to say that the proprietor descends from an important family of cooks and that he knows all the secrets of ancient home-made dishes. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Italian)

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